Cancer Rehabilitation Scheme
Stepping Out is a constituted Community Group based in Bridport, West Dorset. The overarching aim of the Group is to help members with their recovery, during and after their cancer diagnosis, by the provision of a group exercise and well-being Scheme.
One of our participants said “There is a special significance in exercising with a group of people who have gone through similar experiences in their cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. The empathy and social side of Stepping Out maintains the motivation and makes it so much more enjoyable".
Another, Jan, said " Meeting every week with a group of cheerful people and supported and encouraged by two sympathetic and positive leaders is the best after care anyone can ever wish for".
Whilst Sheila says, "Stepping Out has been a lifeline for me since my cancer diagnosis. Not only has it helped my recovery by keeping me fit, Jo and Richard have been a huge support. I can't thank them, and other Stepping Outers enough".
What's on offer?
Stepping Out classes are designed and delivered by our qualified Level 4 Exercise and Cancer Rehabilitation Instructors, Jo and Richard.
The aim is to improve strength, flexibility, balance, overall fitness and general well-being, by being part of a supportive and friendly Group.
The Programme also includes classes delivered by specialist instructors in activities such as Pilates, Relaxation and Meditation, Nordic Walking and Tripudio movement systems.
When does it take place?
The classes currently take place on Monday and Thursday mornings, with up to three separate classes tailored to the ability of participants.
The class sizes are kept small to allow for distancing between participants and plenty of room to move whilst exercising.
Cleaning of the chairs used takes place between each class.
What does it cost?
Stepping Out sessions are free to anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis, whether you have just been diagnosed or finished treatment a while ago.
Carers and partners are also welcome to attend as required, following consultation with Richard and Jo.
You just need to be referred by your GP, cancer nurse specialist or other health professional.
For more information, please contact our Programme Manager, Jo Perfect, whose contact details are below.
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